Essay about Investigative Plan

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Unit 7: Criminal Justice Operations Scott L. Mankewitz Kaplan University CJ 499: Criminal Justice Capstone Professor Jennifer Hulvat 1 July 2012 As the newly elected Chief of Police for the City of Scottsville, TX, my first task is to create and implement a plan to deal with the recent spate of multiple daytime robberies. To complete this task, we will develop a comprehensive investigation plan, determine our technological needs, analyze and synthesize the crime data, determine which investigative unit(s) will be assigned the task, and determine what our supply and equipment needs are. Investigative Plan On the morning of 1 April 2012, this department was notified of the robbery of 3 retail outlets in downtown…show more content…
This will possibly provide a list of suspects that can be observed in an attempt to apprehend the offender before another robbery occurs. 10) Conduct surveillance operations in downtown area using plain clothes officers and detectives and uniformed officers in an attempt to funnel the suspects into a manageable area to apprehend. By using uniformed officers in certain areas of downtown the suspects may determine a softer target that is under surveillance by plain clothed officers and detectives where the suspect could be apprehended with limited possibility of civilian casualties. Technological Assistance The technological needs for an operation such as this are many. It would be easy to supply all of the needed equipment if there were no budgetary restraints. However, the budget of the Scottsville Police Department is small and there is not enough tax revenue generated to provide all of the needed equipment. Therefore, this operation will be conducted using equipment already in the department’s supply. Any additional equipment needed will be borrowed from neighboring departments or, hopefully, provided by the local business owners. The department’s computer system is state of the art and was purchased using federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security 2010 Preparedness Grant to local agencies to combat terrorism and illegal immigration due to our close proximity to the U.S. and Mexican
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